What Comes Next? (2012 event)
Acclaimed author Keith Gray has edited an anthology of stories by leading writers looking at where we go when we die, entitled Next. Each short story examines the idea in different ways. Kate Harrison’s trilogy Soul Beach is about a girl whose sister is murdered and trapped in a kind of limbo but can communicate with a chosen loved one through a website. Keith Gray and Kate Harrison join Iona Heath, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners and author of Matters of Life and Death, in this event to explore the idea of afterlife, why some cultures and individuals believe there is such a thing and why death is such fertile territory for writers. Chaired by Lindsey Fraser and recorded live at the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Supported by the Wellcome Trust.